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people expect military action by the united states? >> i think the military should expect that the government will do everything to hold those individuals accountable, whether they are in yemen or other places. they have carried out attacks and now it's very clear that we are going to take strong action against them. >> let me talk more about the christmas day plot. last week, january neat napolitano said that the system worked. do you agree? every other day, this is in the works so far every day this year, we've been able to thwart attacks by david headley and others and clearly what the president wants to do is make sure that we strengthen the system. it's not that it's broken but there's ways to improve the system, strengthen it, and put together variouses pieces of information to stop every single terrorist out there. >> let me get to that. >> when a family member says i'm worried, that should be a big red flag. and in fact, abdulmutallab's father, a prominent figure, goes to the u.s. embassy and says my son went to yemen, he's become a radical. that doesn't shoot to t
. should they be frustrated and angry at him? >> he's the president of the united states. ultimately he accepts responsibility and he knows that he has to move our country in a new direction. he said from the beginning it's going to be tough and challenging and he isn't shying away from that challenge. he said he's going to continue to fight. that's what he's going to do. every single morning he wakes up recommitted to fighting on behalf of our country. every night before he goes to bed he reads letter from 10 people around the country, sometimes children, asking for help. the people in america love this country. they are willing to work hard. >> do they have reason to be frustrated at him? >> they have a reason with everybody because we have not delivered yet. we're in washington and we have to change the culture here. that's not something that's easy. it's not something that's going to happen overnight but certainly they have every reason to be frustrated. there is also a "washington post" poll that said look, if you show people what is in health care, they are supportive of it. and p
here to the united states. but i think those body scanners and other things need to be part of this. >> would those scanners have detected the level of petn that abdulmutallab was carrying? >> i think it's unknown. but i think it would have enhanced our potential for actually identifying it. >> why is he being treated as an enemy combatant instead of a criminal? >> we're a country of laws and what we're going to do is make sure that we treat each individual case appropriately. in the past richard reed, the former shoe bomber, all of them were charged in criminal courts, were sentenced in some cases to life imprisonment. we have tools available whether it's enemy combatant or charge them criminally. we look at the cases and in this case decided it was best to charge them criminally. >> would there be additional intelligence that could be gleaned by making him an enemy combatant? do you believe whatever you are learning from him was the christmas day plot part of something larger from al qaeda and the arain bran peninsula? >> we have different ways of obtaining information. a lot of p
of this scale and magnitude away from the united states to create this kind of bipartisanship? >> well, i think that when something like this happens inside the united states we act in the same way. i think that it reminds us of our common humanity. it reminds of us needs that go beyond fleeting disagreements. whatever our policies are don't seem to matter much when people are dying, and hungry, and sick. i think it's just a natural human response. just as people's disagreements are a natural human response and in normal times can be healthy. it wouldn't be healthy for america if, in normal times, we had no political debates. and it would be perverse if in a time like this, we let lesser matters keep us from joining hands. >> president bush, you're back. >> indeed. it's a little nostalgic. i'm glad i've come back for this purpose. i must confess, i really -- i miss you as a person but i don't miss the spotlight. >> i think i'll take that as a compliment. >> yes. >> good luck to you both. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> and up next, we'll talk politics and assess the first full year of the o
american security at risk whether in yemen or here in the united states but we need to make sure that we are a country of laws and maintain that standard so that we are able to treat these individuals the way they should be treated, prosecute them if we have the information available, transfer them back, but make sure if transferred back the countries take the appropriate steps to safeguard us and them. >> republicans have been critical of this president. and accuse him of returning to a pre-9/11 mentality, lax in the face of terror, of essentially letting america's guard down. former vice president dick cheney said this past week. how do you respond? >> i'm disappointed in the vice president's comments. i'm neither a republican or a democrat. i worked for the past five administration. either the vice president is willfully miss characterizing this president's position both in terms of language he uses and the actions he's taken or he's -- it doesn't speak well what if the vice president is doing. clear evidence is that this president has been very, very strong in his inaugural address h
the future of california impact the rest of the united states? our exclusive interview with california governor arnold schwarzenegger. >>> plus, obama's priorities for the upcoming year. how will the shifting landscape for 2010 affect health care and the economy? >>> and after the attempted christmas day airline bombing exposes ongoing cracks in the nation's security system, the president promises to keep the country safe. >> i am less interested in passing out blame than i am in learning from and correcting these mistakes to make us safer. for ultimately, the buck stops with me. >> insights and analysis from nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, and nbc news political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> but first, good morning, live from los angeles. we have come here to put a spotlight on a state that is on the leading edge of this country's economic downturn. we'll speak exclusively with governor arnold schwarzenegger in just a few minutes. amid all of the political tension before this midyear election year, there is some developing
calculations on that basis. the president of the united states has one concern which is how do we move this country forward, how do we get people back to work, how do we lift incomes, build security for the middle class who have been facing economic challenges not just through this recession but for a decade or more and that's what he's thinking about and if we can get cooperation from the other side to do that, we're going to be a stronger country for it. that's why he went to the caucus and why we're going to continue to have a dialogue with mr. boehner. >> does he feel he has to move to the middle to achieve? >> again, i don't think this is a question of left, right or center. this is a question of what works, how -- we've proposed, for example, tax cuts for small business. we passed, without frankly, the help of the republican caucus, we passed 25 tax cuts last year, mostly aimed at the middle class and small business. the president said we need to do more, we've gone from a period of rapid decent in our economy as we saw on friday 6% growth but the job production has too be accele
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